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Museum Studies Students Facilitate Discussions about Race/Racism in a Museum

In conjunction with the Race: Are We So Different exhibit currently on view at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA, students from the University of Washington’s Museology masters program had the opportunity to sign up for a ground-breaking class centered on the following questions: What is the U.S. concept of race? What do racism […]

Nina Simon on Bridging and Beyond at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Recently, Nina Simon, the director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) and Museum 2.0 extraordinaire, joined me (Aletheia) in a conversation/interview about social bridging, the limits of social bridging, working with community service providers to best support participating communities, as well as anti-bias visitor education and changing museums through hiring practices. […]

Understanding Inclusion One Museum Educator at a Time

I (Rose) had the pleasure of meeting Kate Zankowicz in October at the Object Matter: Making History in Museums Conference. We enthusiastically conversed about our respective research interests and I got to hear about the unexpected discoveries Kate had made along her journey as a PhD student. In this blogpost, she shares a  little about her […]

What Lies Beyond the Paraphrase?: Community Voices in Museums

Do you ever wonder how to better include the perspectives of community members in your exhibitions? This week, Andrea Michelbach shares with the Incluseum highlights of her experience interning for the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. She reflects on community voices and the mechanisms that might encourage or discourage their amplification in museum exhibitions. * […]

Access Indy: Creating a Community of Practice

We’re delighted to host Kris Johnson on the Incluseum again! Over the last year, she blogged for us twice and shared her experiences as a grad student working on issues of access in museums (read her other contributions here and here). She recently graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’s (IUPUI) Museum Studies program and is now […]

Chinatown Community Think Tank – Engaging Chinese Speaking Communities Part 2

This week we are publishing the second part of a guest post by Alvis Choi (aka Alvis Parsley), an artist with a social practice based in Toronto.  You can find Part 1 here. Alvis is sharing reflections about a recent project they initiated, Chinatown Community Think Tank.  * * * * I am currently working on a publication […]

Chinatown Community Think Tank – Engaging Chinese Speaking Communities Part 1

This week we welcome Alvis Choi (aka Alvis Parsley), an artist with a social practice based in Toronto, to the Incluseum blog. Alvis is sharing about the recent project they initiated, Chinatown Community Think Tank, in a two part guest post. The Incluseum invited Alvis to blog because we consider their work to provide a model for thoughtful […]

Thoughts on the Objects Matter: Making History in Museums Conference

Last Monday, I (Rose) made my way up to Vancouver, B.C. for a wonderful conference put on by THEN/HIER:  History Education Network at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) on the UBC campus. This was the network’s fourth regional conference and this year’s title was “Objects Matter: Making History in Museums.” Throughout the day, themes explored […]

Teenage Wasteland: Museums and Adolescent Identity Formation

This week, Dylan High will be discussing the positive role museums can play in the life of teens, especially as it relates to youth’s exploration of  racial, cultural, or ethnic identities. He highlights 3 fantastic programs taking place at 3 different museums in the U.S. This blogpost is based on research he conducted for his Masters […]

The Whatcom Museum Serves Homeless Adults and Families: Year 2

Last year, we interviewed Mary Jo Maute, Education Coordinator at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA regarding the museum’s participation in Whatcom County’s Project Homeless Connect(PHC). She had indicated her intention to participate again in 2013, so we decided to follow up with her to hear about the Museum’s involvement at this year’s event. PHC […]